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, in these last few days, so much has been written about betty ford, and the words have been wonderful and true. yet still sad to hear, because they're also meant as a good-bye to one of the finest, dearest people any of us has ever known. for each one of us, what a joy it was that betty ford was a part of our life. the last time the nation saw mrs. ford, she was here in grand rapids on that long day when we laid her husband to rest. from then on, she was content to go her way and live out her days in the company of a few friends and her loving children and grandchildren. but she remained among the most admired women in the world. public life was behind her. but mrs. ford's reputation wasn't the kind that needed cultivating, just the mention of her name brings good and hopeful things to mind. i got to know mrs. ford about the same time the whole nation did. she was the first lady who less than a year before had been a stay at home mom, on crownview drive in alexandria, virginia. what started out as the nixon, agnew years suddenly became the ford rockefeller years, and the times brought a few un
at 5:00. >>> remembering betty ford. the former first lady who inspired a generation with her candor and her personal struggles. >>> on the front lines. of the new secretary of defense in afghanistan with a striking new assessment of al qaeda. >>> final edition for a tabloid caught up in its own scandal. is there more to come? >>> and royal treatment. will and kate bring their charming style to the u.s. carrying on a long family tradition. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. betty ford, a former dancer, stay-at-home mom of four, and wife of a michigan congressman, never could have imaged the strange circumstances that in 1974 would land her and her husband, gerald ford, into the white house, but for a role she was unprepared for, first lady of the united states, she made a lot of it and changed thousands if not millions of lives in the process. betty ford died last night in california at the age of 93. she was known for speaking her mind, even when it didn't jive with her husband's political agenda, but she is best remembered for putting a public face to s
this hour. we begin with more on the breaking news this hour, former first lady betty ford, wife of president gerald ford and famously the founder of the betty ford center for alcohol and rehabilitation has died tonight. she was 93 years old. nbc news anchor brian williams looks back on betty ford's remarkable life. >> we got to know her all over again during the week of mourning for president gerald ford. her strength and dignity still intact 30 years after leaving the white house. >> i was an ordinary woman called on stage at an extraordinaire time. >> elizabeth bloomer-ford never expected to be anything other than a congressman's wife. >> his wife, betty ford. >> but she became first lady the day richard nixon resigned. it was, she said, the saddest day of her life. >> i am indebted to no man and only to one woman, dear wife. >> i didn't know what i was getting into and i don't think there's anything that can prepare you for it. >> suddenly america wanted to know all about betty ford. >> mrs. ford was born in chicago, lived most of her life in grand rapids, michigan. >> she ma
which are before you, the gospel of the lord. >> praise be to crest. --christ. [no audio] >> betty ford was my friend and i am honored to be here today to help celebrate the life of this truly remarkable woman. i never imagined when we first met 40 years ago that we would develop such a close personal friendship. at that time, that was the wife of the vice president of united states and she danced with martha graham dance company and performed in carnegie hall. she was a leader in the fight for women's rights and she had come to georgia with the michigan art train. jimmy was governor and we invited betty to stay at the governor's. i was nervous. she was the most distinguished guest we have ever at but when she arrived, she was so warm and friendly that she immediately put me at ease and we had a good time together. of course, i did not tell her than that my husband was thinking of running for president. [laughter] the next time i met that he was at the white house shortly after the 1976 election. it might have been a very awkward moment. i know from personal experience but it was a diff
>>> good morning, america. this morning, betty ford, one of america's most popular and boldly outspoken first ladies has died. we're going to take a look back at her public struggle with addicti addiction, her impact as a champion for breast cancer treatment and her tireless and sometimes controversial advocacy for women's rights. >>> stunning setback. a shockingly bad jobs report jolts washington and wall barely any new jobs were created last month. with the economy apparently stuck in neutral and unemployment climbing, can anything be done? >>> rejected. another round of family drama in the casey anthony case. she snubs her mother when she comes toisitaseyeyn jaja.. we'll tell you who she did agree to see. >>> and william and kate take america. the royals have landed in the united states, and we are live in los angeles as hollywood's royalty gets ready to meet actual royalty. will "a" listers are set to meet the future king and queen and just what will kate wear tonight on the red carpet? >>> hello, everybody. i'm dan harris in new york. i want to say good morning again to a
tonight. former first lady betty ford has died at the age of 93. a family member says ford diedself hours ago, that her death was peaceful and family members were by her bedside. betty ford was known of course as a first lady. her husband gerald ford ford was sworn in as president in 1974. but she became perhaps even better known as an advocate for those suffering addiction. samantha hayes has a look back at betty ford's remarkable life. >> reporter: betty ford's life in the political spotlight started quickly after her marriage to gerald ford, who was elected to congress two weeks after their wedding. as first lady, she developed her own persona beyond the white house and was known for speaking out on abortion rights and women in the workplace. also the mother of four children, she was considered strong, active, and most of all candid. >> it has been my own health that has made it possible for me to go ahead and in my way share what i learned with others. >> reporter: before 1974 it was almost unheard of for a first lady to publicly mention personal problems. in the first year of her hus
in new york with breaking news tonight. former first lady betty ford has died at the age of 93. a family member says ford diedself hours ago, that her death was peaceful and family members were by her bedside. betty ford was known of course as a first lady. her husband gerald ford ford was sworn in as president in 1974. but she became perhaps even better known as an advocate for those suffering addiction. samantha hayes has a look back at betty ford's remarkable life. >> reporter: betty ford's life in the political spotlight started quickly after her marriage to gerald ford, who was elected to congress two weeks after their wedding. as first lady, she developed her own persona beyond the white house and was known for speaking out on abortion rights and women in the workplace. also the mother of four children, she was considered strong, active, and most of all candid. >> it has been my own health that has made it possible for me to go ahead and in my way share what i learned with others. >> reporter: before 1974 it was almost unheard of for a first lady to publicly mention personal proble
arrives to try to turn down the heat. >>> betty ford is being remembered as someone who changed american life. we'll hear from someone who watched her life up close. >>> and carmageddon. that's what they're calling the event about to happen in southern california. tonight the dire warning just days away from it becoming reality. days away from it becoming reality. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the talks going on in washington will eventually affect all of us, they are mostly about preventing the federal government from defaulting, but they are also about taxes and the deficit and the huge division between the two sides in our country right now. it looked hopeful for a while, until the talks broke off, each side retreated to their corner and then the president went before the cameras this morning, using his home field advantage at the white house to push his side of the argument. republicans have called out the president for wanting to raise taxes. today the president called them right back for trying to protect the rich from ha
'll look at the legacy of betty ford and the role of first ladies. up next, the co-chair of the professional caucus, congressman grijalva. >> blooum news reports president obama may head to a camp david summit lawmakers told they have until tomorrow to decide whether they can reach a deal. some positive economic news from jp morgan chase. the company reports the soaked quarter income rose 13%. their stock rising.2% refusing a call. it is unclear if they can be compelled to testify. the government on the issue at the now closed newspaper. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> this weekend on american history tv on c-span 3, visiting at the library of congress. looking at the history of civil rights. this weekend, live from salt lake city, the nation's governs look at the lessons of 9/11. talking competitiveness and the economy. sunday at 1:30 eastern. the national govern's association on line and on c-span. >> i'm very interested in what i call disappearing america. america that may not be here 25 years from now. >> traveling 9 united states docu
to what she was going through, what women went through. >> celebrating betty ford. tonight, memories of the alexandria community she called home, remember the former first lady for the contributions she made to that community. plus, the dalai lama stops by the capital. kams comes with a message of world peace. >>> california rolling out the red carpet for the duke and duchess of cambridge. the young royals mixing a little business and pleasure on their first official visit to the united states. we'll get to those stories in just a moment. i'm craig melvin. we start tonight with a violent morning in columbia heights neighborhood. three people were shot, two of them killed right in the middle of the street. it happened early this morning on parkwood place, just off 14th street northwest. darcy spencer is live on the scene. i understand we're starting to hear about a possible motive. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: what we're hearing is that this shooting may have somehow involved gambling, or possibly a gambling debt. we're told that there was a craps game being played on
the globe. becky ford was the -- betty ford was the former u.s. first lady and a founder of an addiction clinic. she died at the age of 93. hello and welcome. south sudan has become the world's newest nation after decades of conflict with the north. huge independence celebrations started as the clock struck midnight central time. it will be one of the poorest nations in the world. there are still many conflicts. >> people have flooded goout ino the street. there is an air of jubilation here. people are banging a homemade drums to celebrate the independence of south sudan. people are driving all the way up and down the roads. the police, the army, everyone, even a fire engine spring water. people have been waiting so many years for this moment. the southern sudanese are waving goodbye to the north. their new nation is born. >> will ross in the south sudan. the libyans have said that they have made significant gains against colonel gaddafi's forces in a strategically important town. they had been stationary in misrata for six weeks. the rebels taking the city would open a way for a faster
life, betty ford. >>> also tonight, our exclusive interview with the nation's newest medal of honor recipient. >>and ann curry in new york with the other stories. >> that's right. heatwave. dangerously hot temperatures impacting more than half the nation as millions are sweating it out and many are asking, why is there so much extreme weather these days. >>> and crunch time, a warning shot from the president to american who is rely on monthly social security checks. will it force a deal in those talks in washington? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm ann curry. our nation suffers a massive and dangerous heatwave. extreme heat is affecting 24 states. it has no less than half of a u.s. population, that's 124 million people, are under a heat advisory tonight. more than 26 million of them are enduring excessive heat. nbc's mara is sweating it out. mara? >> reporter: it's not just the heat. it's the humidity. here in st. louis, temperatures reached 102 degrees but it felt like 115. that's happening all across the country and it'
and previous first families attended a memorial service for betty ford, who died friday at the age of 93. our own brian williams is there and we'll hear from him in a bit. but nbc's lee cowan joins us, lee? >> reporter: hey, ann. this is the first of two tributes in two different states for betty ford and in keeping with her very take-charge attitude she was very specific about how she wanted to be remembered. to that end, both politics and her passion for people were front and center. >> reporter: for a first lady admired for being so public, betty ford's final trip up the steps of the church where she worshipped for more than 30 years was ever so private. ♪ preceded by her four children her casket made its way up the aisle in st. margaret's episcopal church. the same place where the nation bid her husband farewell, too. >> we remember before you this day our sister, betty. >> reporter: the largest gathering of first ladies since then. michelle obama and hillary clinton. rosalind carter and nancy reagan, who was escorted by president george w. bush. but it was rosalind carter, once a polit
the california funeral services for former first lady betty ford. then we will show you the eulogies from michigan. first lady michelle obama, three former first ladies and former president george w. bush were among the invited guests at the funeral in palm desert, california, tuesday. betty ford died july 8 at the age of 93. this is an hour and 25 minutes. >> i am the resurrection and the life, saith the lord. he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live. whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. i know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. though this body be destroyed, yet shall i see god, whom i shall see for myself, and my eyes behold as not a stranger. for, none of us live to himself and no man dieth to himself. if we live, we live unto the lord and if we die, we die unto the lord. whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the lord's. blessed are the dead who die in the lord. even so, saith the spirit, for they rest from their labors. >> the lord be you. >> and also with you. >> let us pray. o god of grace and
>>> good morning. remembering betty ford, the former first lady who turned her private battles with addiction and breast cancer into a public mission and candor and made her an inspiration to millions and this morning we look back -- >> the verdict a law punishing parents with children and it comes just eight days before casey is released from jail. >> welcome to america. william and kate in california as they go to the historic trip to the u.s. and one will include a gala dinner for the family for today, saturday, july 9, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. she was thrust into the spotlight. she made good use of it. >> she didn't want to be an activist. that's what she became, both in the white house and after. she told the country about her battles with breast cancer and alcoholism. betty ford was admired by millions. a lot more coming up. >> the latest on the space shuttle, "atlantis" is in orbit right now high above the earth. it's a force of bittersweet but historic
visit bengay.com/relief for a $3.00 coupon. love the nubs! >>> betty ford, the former first lady leaves behind a remarkable leg yeas. we look at her life, and how talking about her troubles proved an inspiration to millions. >>> the latest jobs report showing a standstill in hiring. why were the numbers such a surprise? >>> also, what lies ahead for casey anthony as reports surface about her mother being turned away after trying to make a jailhouse visit? ♪ >> and a big turnaround for the music industry. how artists like lady gaga played a big role in the recovery. >>> good morning. i'm alex witt. welcome to msnbc saturday. first we go to the legacy of betty ford. the former first lady completely changed the way americans talk about addiction, breast cancer, and other tough issues that people used to deal with in silence. mrs. ford died last night at the age of 93, and she said she was an ordinary woman called on stage at an extraordinary time. nbc's brian williams has more. ♪ >> reporter: we got to know her all over again during the week of mourning for president gerald ford
but she truly is one. >> a look back at the life of betty ford and how she was an inspiration who touched so many lives. >>> good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. a 17-year-old is in custody tonight after the chp says he stole a hummer, led them on a chase through vallejo, and crashed into several cars. the chase began on interstate 80, when chp officers were alerted by fairfield police. it continued through the streets of vallejo and ended when the hummer struck several vehicles. the hummer took the first car turning off redwood parkway on to broadway. four people were in that car including a 5-year-old who suffered serious head injuries. after that, the driver tried to make a run for it and hit three more cars waiting at a red light. in all, eight people were injured. three of them in one car. >> in that car was a 5-year-old boy who did receive major head trauma and was transported by air to children's hospital. >> the boy's mother was also injured. the hummer rolled over and the 17-year-old driver was arrested. he will face charges of stealing the vehicle, hit-and-run, and driving without
for suspects tonight. and remembering betty ford. we speak to those who knew her well. the dalai lama on capitol hill, his message to the faithful and those looking for enlightenment. and royals and california. the duke and detchesse spent their first full day in the u.s. abc 7 news at 6:00 starts now. >> live and in h.d., this abc 7 news at 6:00 on your side. >> we begin with a developing story. d.c. police are searching for suspects in a triple shooting in columbia heights that left two men dead and one man in critical condition. we've been tracking the investigation and mike joins us from headquarters with the latest mike? >> around 5:50 a.m. d.c. police said they got a call of a reported shooting at parkwood place, several blocks north of the dcua shopping center and the metro heights station. the victims all appeared to be adults in their 20's and 30's. as for suspect investigators have not yet released an official description. but jim graham says two black men were seen to be running from the scene of the crime. >> first it sounded like a big firecra
alone from a first lady. the other highs and lows betty ford shared with the nation. >> a community that wanted help got it, but now that it has arrived, their tone has changed, why community leaders are fighting a federally gang task force. >>> no surprise unemployment is up, but you don't know why. here's a hint, it's not entirely the recession. >> and colors are about to be muted. why six months later the owner of an eye catching business is choosing to be subdued. good evening, i'm dana king. > betty ford passed away. best known for the treatment center baring her name. included a series of highs and lows. sandra hughes takes a look. >> betty ford never expected to become first lady, but she was thrust into the role when richard nixon resigned. she modeled and then married twice. the second time to a young lawyer just entering politics. 28 years were spent living in washington as congressman gerald ford's wife, raising their four children. >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> just weeks after her husband was sworn in as the 38th president of the united s
first lady, betty ford. she died late yesterday at the age of 93, her family by her side. ford was thrust into the limelight when her husband, gerald ford, became president back in 1974, after richard nixon resigned. she was known for her candidness on issues like abortion, equal rights, and her own struggle with breast cancer and drug and alcohol addiction. barack obama released a statement, "today we take comfort in the knowledge that betty and her husband, former president gerald ford, are together once more. michelle and i send our thoughts and prayers to their children, michael, john steven, and susan." this is in from nancy reagan. she said, "she was jerry's ford strength through some very tough days and i admire her strength in sharing her personal struggles with all of us." thelma gutierrez is at the betty ford center in rancho san francisco. i know the fords retired there. they were such a part of the community. >> reporter: they really were. people here remember them as people who were very kind, who were very giving toward this community. now, we have not heard from
as an incredible woman, extraordinary first lady. betty ford dies at the age of 93. we'll take a closer look at her life. >>> and while the country's unemployment line got longer last month we had some positive job news. ford is hiring at one of the plants. plus this -- celebrations are in the air if world is welcoming its newest country today. we will take you to south sudan live. >>> we begin with this. the death of former first lady betty ford. she was 93 years old. ford was surrounded by family when she passed away last night. she became first lady when her husband gerald ford became president in 1974. to heing the resignation of richard nixon. betty ford made headlines when she revealed her bat with breast cancer. then she entered a rehab center. it was a place for sentity and others to get the help they needed to fight addictions. president obama spoke out. mrs. ford helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction and inspired thousands to seek much-needed treatment. while her death is a cause for sadness, we know that organizations such as the betty ford center will honor her legacy by
been an arrest in the 4th of july stabbing. >> and remembering former first lady betty ford. >>> breaking news, one of baltimore's most favor auto dealers has died. bob bell. he was so good at what he did that they awarded him a dealership. it was academy ford and when he moved into baltimore, he never stopped, king street, from ford, chevy, nissan, kia. now, we're just getting this news in, but we understand from stuart brooks who has been bob bell's long time general manager it was just last night he was diagnosed with leukemia. he died this morning just before 6:00. he leaves behind his wife, five daughters, grand children and numerous great grand children. he will be laid to rest thursday in clarksville. the the viewing will be coming up on wednesday. bob bell, 78 years old, countless charities and served on numerous boards all through maryland. >>> now, let's talk about this fire. a hotel in baltimore county, they say the days inn right there, started in a storage room. this is video no other station has. your looking at a rescue of a woman from the 7th floor. there she
first lady betty ford has died. cbs news is reporting she died just a few hours ago in her california home. her family was by her side. ford, who struggled with her own alcohol issues, founded the betty ford center near palm springs in 1982. it has become one of the premier rehab facilities in the world. betty ford was 93. >>> well, how about ending the workweek with a little rush hour muni mess? but this time, this one is no fault of the agency. somebody in a truck knocked down the overhead wires on mission street between first and fremont. that stalled service for at least eight different muni routes, the 6, 14, 21, 28, et cetera. crews have been rushing to get those wires back up, but buses are rerouted around the accident scene. >>> and crews battled two separate grassfires in the east bay this afternoon. flames were spotted around 4:00 in the oakland hills. it appears to have been started by a car fire. chopper 5 spotted crews hosing down a burned out sedan nearby. flames ripped through less than an acre. an hour earlier in danville firefighters battled a grassfire that came clos
first lady betty ford passed away. her children and relatives are on the way to palm springs, california to make funeral arrangements. she certainly lifed a long and rich life. >> she put a lot in the 93 years and after the seffs, betty ford's body will go to grand rapids, michigan to be buried by her husband . her family said mother's love, candor and love and devotion and touched millions in the nation. to be in her presence was to know a truly great, isn't president is chiming in. while her death is a cause for sadness, we know that organizations such as the betty ford center will honor her legacy and give countless americans. >> and she was open about breast cancer and open about her drug and alcohol ark diction and rehab that inspired the betty ford clinic in california. it treated over 90,000 . including many celebrities. johnnie cash and lindsay lohan stayed there. betty ford once. if she had known her future husband would have run for congress she would not have married him . she ended up giving part of the concession speech when he lost his voice after losing the election to jim
moments, a discussion of the legacy of the late first lady, betty ford. followed by her funeral. "washington journal" begins at 7:00 a.m. and the house is in session at 10:00 a.m. to continue considering the water bill. several live events to tell you about this morning, the house energy and commerce subcommittee is looking into pipeline safety. that's on c-span 3. executives from exxon mobile will answer about the pipeline spill in yellow stone river and president obama will hold a conference on deficit negotiations. you can see that live on c-span 2 at 11:00 a.m. eastern. up next, a discussion of the legacy of former first lady, betty ford, who died last friday at the age of 93. from "washington journal," this is a little less than 40 minutes. here is the front page of the detroit fe press this morning. you can see her will be speaking, there's a front page of the "detroit free press" this morning. you can see her -- she also served as communications director to first lady, laura bush, from 2001 to 2003. our goal so talk about the legacy of betty ford and her role of first lad
when she was laid to rest, some of the humor and honesty and humanity of betty ford in her own words. >> being lady like does not require silence. >> being lady like does not require silence. >>> "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. if you need any further or more graphic evidence of how bad the economy is across this country right now, take a look at these pictures and we'll fill in the stories in just a moment. the human stampede that took place just for the chance at federal housing assistance. and the thousands who showed up for a shot at a job at an auto plant hoping to win the job lottery. because things are so bad, because the stakes are so high, the talks that have been going on in washington to raise the nation's debt ceiling and then some could not be more important right now, and with a major deadline approaching, august 2, it's time to consider at least what happens if they don't have a deal. it's where we begin tonight, we'll start off our coverage with nbc's kristen welker at the white house. kristen, good evening. >
goodbye to betty ford. when "the cbs evening news" continues. finally, there's a choice for my patients with an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, or afib, that's not caused by a heart valve problem. today we have pradaxa to reduce the risk of a stroke caused by a clot. in a clinical trial, pradaxa 150 mg reduced stroke risk 35% more than warfarin. and with pradaxa, there's no need for those regular blood tests. pradaxa is progress. pradaxa can cause serious, sometimes fatal, bleeding. don't take pradaxa if you have abnormal bleeding, and seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have kidney problems or a bleeding condition, like stomach ulcers. or if you take aspirin products, nsaids, or blood thinners. tell your doctor about all medicines you take, any planned medical or dental procedures, and don't stop taking pradaxa without your doctor's approval, as stopping may increase your stroke risk. other side effects include indigestion, stomach pain, upset, or burning. if
, bill whitaker remembers betty ford who forever changed how america views the white house. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. it was a striking thing, today, to hear the president of the united states say that he cannot guarantee the 27 million social security checks that you are due to be mailed august 3rd. august 3rd is the day after the government will default on its debts if democrats and republicans do not agree to increase the nation's borrowing limit. both sides say they won't raise the limit without a deal to massively cut the federal deficit. a u.s. default would shake the world economy. the stakes could not be higher. time is growing short. in our interview, president obama said the situation is dangerous. >> we met the president this morning at the white house on another day of deadlock. the question is whether a deal to cut the federal deficit will include tax increases as democrats insist, or rely only on budget cuts as republicans demand. the republican speaker of the ho
. but she revealed her own weaknesses and inspired countless lives. remembering former first lady betty ford and her lasting legacy . plus, the royals riding high in america and right now, prince william playing the game of kings . we will go live to the polo ground in santa barbara, california. and three of two . deep to left field. going back . looking up. see ya. 3,000, history with an exclamation point. >> america's past time electricifying by baseball's class act. derek jeter reaches a mile tone. >> just one day away from what could be a major battle in the white house. all over the nation's debt crisis. president obama inviting tom lawmakers to a negotiation meeting and increasing our debt limit . cast at more than 14 trillion dollars and we have hit the limit. but the treasure department is doing creative accounting to pay the bills. they can only do that so long and looks like only until august 2nd to keep it up. the president used his weekly address to urge republicans and democrats to reach a deal even if it means political sacrifices. >> we need balanced approach taking on spendin
to come from. >> mitchell: america mourns the death of betty ford. scott pelley remembers the life of a first lady who shattered boundaries with her character and honesty. derek jeter gets his 3,000th hit, and then some. tony guida has the post-game wrap up. polo, anyone? in california, ben tracy is there as prince william and his wife raise money for british charities. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" >> mitchell: good evening. we begin tonight with news about how a once stable section of the american workforces now taking a big hit. as we told you yesterday, the unemployment rate for june rose to 9.2%. that's the highest this year. there is also news that among the ranks of government employees of all levels 39,000 jobs were lost in june. elaine quijano on the status of public workers and what that could mean for everyone. >> reporter: when emergency calls come in, it's hard for matthew bennett to sit still. >> i've got got to sit on the sidelines, like the basketball player who has a bad knee. wants to play but can't play. >> reporter: for nearly five y
of the most active and socially forward and well known first ladies of our time. but today, betty ford has died at the age of 93. betty ford was married to former president gerald ford for 58 years. he also died in 2006 at the age of 93. elizabeth ann warren ford was born april 8, 1918. she was known as betty ford and won't to also serve as the first lady of the united states from 1974 to 1977. she was very active in social policy, shattering lots of precedents and had a very moderate and liberal position on social issues despite being a republican. she was noted for fundraise go for breast cancer, for her also equal rights amendment pro-choice on abortion and the women's movement. but she probably was best known for being so candid about her issues with addiction. founding the betty ford center also, and being very raising awareness of addiction when she herself announced she was battling alcoholism in the 1970s. former first lady nancy reagan issued a statement a short while ago on the death of betty ford saying she is deeply saddened this afternoon when hearing of betty ford's death, sa
will never forget. former first lady betty ford is remembered for her social issues. she passed away today. we want to get your thoughts on her influence as a first lady and especially her legacy after leaving the white house. to make your comments, the phone numbers are on the screen. if you want to share your thoughts on the passing of betty ford, you could do so via email at journal@c-span.org. this is president obama saying that throughout her long and active life, she distinguished herself through her courage and compassion. she was a powerful advocate for women's health and women's rights. after leaving the white house, mrs. ford conquered the social stigma surrounding addiction. her death as a cause of sadness, organizations such as the betty ford center will honor her legacy by giving countless americans a new lease on life. that is from president obama this morning. nancy reagan sent thoughts as well, saying that i was deeply saddened this afternoon when i heard of betty ford's death bridge has been an inspiration to so many through her efforts to educate women about breast cancer
>>> good morning. trailblazer, former first lady betty ford whose openness about her addictions and breast cancer has died at the age of 93. >>> help wanted, employers added only 18,000 jobs in june. the unemployment rate climbed to 9.2%, so why aren't companies hiring, even with the stock market rising? we'll dig inside the numbers and have a special "early show" jobs summit with advice on how to find work in this tough economy. >>> damage control, rupert murdoch, the observer of the "wall street journal" and fox news travels to london today to take control of the hacking scandal surrounding his london tabloid that is sending shock waves through the british government. we'll talk to the lawyer of a family of this little girl who touched off this growing firestorm. >>> and royal invasion. after conquering canada, prince william and his wife catherine hit l.a., where they could outshine some of hollywood's brightest stars. "early" this saturday morning, july 9th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a picture perfect day in the big city. i'm russ mitchell. >> i'm rebecca
america. >> next, the california funeral service for force budget former first lady betty ford. then we will show you the eulogies from the michigan. for mrs. ford. then another chance to see the national governors' association session on border security. and newsmakers, washington governor christine gregoire talks about the issues facing states and this weekend's meeting of the national governors' association in salt lake city. sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> first lady michelle obama, three former first ladies, and former president george w. bush for among the invited guests at betty ford's funeral in palm desert, california, on tuesday. former first lady rosalynn carter and journalist cokie roberts gave the duties. betty ford died july 8 at the age of 93. this is an hour and 25 minutes. >> i am the resurrection and the life, saith the lord. he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live. whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. i know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. though this body
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